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Old 01-23-2015, 05:53 PM   #1
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Email / webmail

I have an Ec2 Ubuntu instance on Amazon. I have my own web domain connected to that server. I want my own email like I'm confused if I need postfix, squirrelmail, or roundcube. If someone could point me to what I need that would be great. Thanks
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Postfix and dovecot will give you a functional "mail server".
Squirrelmail and Roundcube are both webmail packages that you install on your webserver (Apache or such) that provide a Web interface to (usually) an IMAP server, which Dovecot provides (as well as a POP3 server, local delivery agent, authentication service, sieve filtering etc.).

It's a big topic to cover and if you haven't dealt with mail before you have a bit of a learning curve ahead.
The postfix and dovecot documentation is very good and is the primary reason I recommend that combo over other mail software.
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There is also opensmtpd. I think you would need to setup dns for email.
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Configuring your own mail server can be quite challenging. Even if you get the correct functionality you never know if you plugged all security holes. You can check this: Most of it applies to Ubuntu as well.

I did it a few times and then installed Virtualmin. If you have only one domain, this is overkill, but it works perfectly. Setting up your complete web and mail hosting with a few mouse clicks. I know I am a whimpy but it made my life easy.

Virtualmin sets up Postfix, Dovecot and Roundcube.

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